Sunday, March 24, 2013
Ohio State lays out plan for Henderson
By Brad Bournival
There will be a fourth visit for ESPN Watch List quarterback Caleb Henderson (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock).
Having already competed in two camps last summer in Columbus, Ohio -- an advanced camp and July’s Friday Night Lights camp -- Henderson was back at Ohio State on Saturday to watch the Buckeyes practice.
While an offer didn’t come, the opportunity is very much there for the 6-foot-2, 222-pound Henderson to earn one.
Quarterback Caleb Henderson made his third visit to Ohio State on Saturday, but still doesn't have an offer.
“They told us they won’t make any decisions until the spring,” his father Eric said. “What Coach [Urban] Meyer said was they wanted to see Caleb throw and they wanted to talk to him during a camp and look at more film with him. Caleb likes the camps. Without looking at a calendar right now, I’m expecting to come back.”
For the Hendersons, this weekend was more about peeking in on the practice and seeing how Ohio State rolls.
It was a success on both sides.
“We really enjoyed it,” his father said. “It was good seeing Coach [Tom] Herman. I think they have a budding friendship. We liked the tempo of the practice. It was the first day they really hit. It was pretty impressive. It was under control and fast. We’re looking forward to coming back. Caleb feels very good about where he is with them.”
The next step for Henderson is a trip to Miami (Fla.) and Boston College before visits with some SEC schools.
He currently has offers from Boston College, Illinois, Marshall, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, Old Dominion, Purdue, Virginia and Virginia Tech as well as interest from many other schools, including Ohio State.
As a junior, Henderson threw for 2,470 yards and 24 touchdowns with 12 rushing touchdowns.
Currently, Deshaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville) is the only quarterback in the 2014 class with an Ohio State offer.